Get bright and colourful with Outdoor LED Lights - Garden ideas this summer. A Locks Online guide to the perfect garden for entertaining this year!
The sun is here and summer is on its way! What better to do than relax in the garden with a BBQ, family and friends. But why is it important to light up your garden? From extra hours in the day to setting the mood, LED lights for your garden is a fantastic and efficient way to really give your garden, that amazing glow!
Regardless of your plans this summer, LED’s are a must had for any garden. Whether you want them in the decking area, down the garden patio or simply fixed to the wall, the choices are endless when it comes to glowing up your back garden! If you’re looking to light up the mood, you can choose many colours to suit any occasions ensuring your guests feel right at home, no matter how late it is! One golden rule to remember with LED lights in the garden is that ‘Less is more!’ You don’t need to overload your garden and turn it into an outdoor nightclub, you simply need to dot around the odd few…and this how you do it!
LED light for decking
Imagine sitting out on the decking, in the middle of summer with friends. Wine and food flowing and it starts to get dark. Don’t take the party indoors! You can stay outside with 1 flick of a switch. A few ideas on where to place LEDs in decking are:
In the floor
Around the corners
On the steps
Around the outside area of the whole decking
On the pillars
On the fence
So as you can see there are many places where you can fit LED lights within the decking area. This is a great area especially if you have guests around as you are not limited to darkness when the sun goes down. Decking is a great area for seating or even a BBQ. It’s great for kids to play on and easy to keep clean. Why not treat yourself to LED lights for your decking, giving you the ultimate finish!
LED Lighting for your patio
Just because a patio floor is usually cemented in, it does not mean you are unable to place LED lights within the floor. If you have larger slabs to place down, get smaller tile size blocks to place either around the outside or to make a symmetric pattern within the patio flooring. Using smaller slabs will enable you to use LED lights as smaller slabs are easier to chisel than larger ones. Outdoor LED Lights are obviously waterproof so no matter how much rain you have, your LED’s will not fall apart! Some ideas where you can place LED lights in your patio would be:
Around the edge of the patio
To make a light design in the centre
Dotted around the smaller slabs
In between every 5 or 6 slabs
So make a symmetrical design
There are lots of different options you can do with LED in the floor of your patio. You just need to be creative. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours too. You don’t just have to stick to a clear or white colour for the lights in the patio floor. You need to consider the application as to where you will be placing these LED lights. For instance, if you have a swimming pool and would like LED lights in the patio floor around the pool, you may consider a blue or green colour. If you’re looking to use them to light up a pathway, think about yellow and orange. These will give off a warm effect.
LEDs on the walls
Chances are, if you’re looking to get LED lights for your garden, you may already have a seating area. Whether this be close to the house doors or further down the garden, LEDs can enhance any communal area in a garden to give a warm yet modern feel. Again, colours are something to think about when lighting up a social area. You can attach LEDs to many places such as:
Pillars or posts
I would always recommend to keep them on walls and fences rather than on the floor as when you and your guests sit down, the LED will shine in your face so be careful where you place them. If you looking to have them on the walls, ensure you play around with different shapes and sizes when it comes to picking the LEDs. Don’t just stick to the stereotypical patterns, express yourself! Play around with colours too. If your garden has lots of plants by the seating area, having green LED lights on the wall shining down to the floor will emphasize the leaves and plants in your garden. You can also use LED lights on a short wall if you have a pathway for instance. They do not have to be up high but you can have smaller lights on the bottom of the wall. This will help light up any area at night to save you placing these in flowerbeds and in the floor.
LEDs on a gazebo
So for all you romantics out there, I would always recommend having LEDs on and around your gazebo. Having these on a gazebo will really bring your garden to life just like in a move! Whether you have a small gazebo or a fairly large one, light up your garden by placing these LEDs towards the top or roof. This will open up the gazebo area giving the illusion of a larger garden. Also, having these towards the top or roof will also light up a larger area than If you were to place them lower towards the floor. LEDs on a gazebo does not just have to be romantic. If you have a masculine BBQ area or bar area for instance, this effect will look great ensuring your guests can enjoy the outdoors without being in the dark!
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LEDs in the flowerbed
If you take great pride in looking after your flowers, and want to show them off day and night, think about getting LED lights within the flower bed. You can place them almost anywhere but it’s all about how you position or angle them. It’s important to remember about shadows and glare. You don’t want to have light shining in somebody’s eyes! There are many places to place flower bed lights in your garden but it all depends on what you’re looking to achieve. You can either place them in the floor to give the shadow effect, on a post or pillar to give a subtle glow or simply place them on a wall or fence to light up the flowers across the top. Light colours depend on what colour flowers you have but don’t be afraid to go wild with reds and purples! Purple looks great in flower beds as it bounces off the greenery.
LEDs on pillars and posts
Now this is a great way to light up your garden. You can put these anywhere in the garden. Anywhere! The choice is yours so play around and find the best application for your lighting. You can use them on pathways, in flower beds and on decking. Again, these come in many colours, shapes and sizes so don’t be afraid to go for something out of the ordinary!
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As you can see from this guide, garden LED lighting is the way forward. It seems to be a trend to have LEDs almost everywhere at home, inside and out. It may come a surprise with the initial cost to buy and fit all LED lights but do not be put off by this. Led lights last up to around 15+ years and cost considerably less to run next to the usual bulb. Price most definitely pays off when it comes to LED lights but with added satisfaction. Creating a fantastic effect in the garden, LED lights are a must this year! If you would like any information about our outdoor LED lighting range, or have questions that need answering, contact the Locks Online team today on 01646 698218 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear of any lighting projects you have lined up for your home, garden or even Business!